Published: Sat, May 12, 2018
Global | By Craig Ferguson

Google improves user data transparency and control ahead of GDPR

Google improves user data transparency and control ahead of GDPR

There's now just two weeks until the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) law comes into force across Europe.

You can check out the updated Privacy Policy here.

Although the information in the privacy policy is now easier-than-ever to follow, Google wants to make it clear that "nothing is changing about your current settings or how your information is processed".

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With "Activity Controls", users can choose what activity is saved to their Google Account. According to a new report, 62 per cent of consumers will feel more confident sharing data with businesses following May 25.

In addition to this, Google will also be giving users more control over location history, web and app activity, and more, so this is something worth taking a look at if you're particularly concerned about your privacy. The update also includes a customizable PowerShell script for Windows, Linux and MacOS, which scans all areas of LISTSERV where personal information could be stored and generates a report in XML format to comply with the GDPR data portability requirement. The company updated its data processing terms for G Suite and Google Cloud Platform for those customers.

Gordon Hockey, the PSNC's director of operations and support, said: "It appears that the UK's Data Protection Act 2018 is likely to deem all community pharmacies to be public authorities (even though they are not)".

"As we evolve our products over time, we'll continue to improve our Privacy Program and the protections we offer to users", the post stated. "And we've made it easier to jump to your privacy settings directly from the policy, helping you make choices about your privacy", the executive wrote. Our ambition is to have the highest possible standards of data security and privacy, and to put our users and partners in control.

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